After a disaster
Disasters can be challenging for everyone affected and recovery takes time.
As a priority, you should consider the health and safety of yourself and the whole affected community, including your customers and employees.
By not returning to your affected home or business until emergency services declare it safe to do so, will help with the community’s recovery being as smooth and efficient as possible.
Use this information as a guide to start recovering from a disaster.
For business owners/operators
While you may be keen to restore and reopen your business after a disaster, understanding how your business has been affected will help you know what action needs to be taken to get back to normal operations.
The following links will assist in rebuilding and reopening your business after a disaster.
- Food safety
- Mosquitos and other pests
Business recovery advice
- What your business should do after a natural disaster
- After a disaster
- Rebuilding your business after a natural disaster
- Disaster resilience and recovery
- Cleaning up after a natural disaster
Templates and checklists
- Natural disaster recovery checklist
- Recovery checklists:
For residents and the community
Your first concern after a disaster is your family's health and safety. Returning to your home after a disaster can physically and mentally challenging, but support from family and friends can help with the emotional effects of a disaster.
Food and water
Around the home
- Returning to a disaster affected house or building
- Returning home after a bushfire
- Swimming pools
Pets and other animals
Mosquitos and other pests
- Mosquitoes: Controlling breeding after floods, storms and cyclones
- Mosquito-borne diseases after a storm, flood or cyclone
- Don’t get bitten by mosquitos
- Mosquito borne diseases prevention
- Black flies